W80 Myrtle Acton BC and W40 Lioudmila Kortchaguina ON were selected as co-winners of the CMA Athlete of the Month for May.
Myrtle broke four Canadian Records – the Weight Throw with a 8.52m mark (old CAN 8.29), the Discus with a 17.70m (old was 16.97), the Shot Put with a 7.34m (old CAN 7.22) and she broke the 19.67m Hammer record twice – once with a 19.86m toss and then with a 20.77m. She may have also broken the Throws Pentathlon record (they are recalculating the marks).
Lioudmila ran the Ottawa Marathon in 2:33:10.2 (May 26) breaking the W40 Canadian Record of 2:39:35. Lucy hit the A Olympic standard, just not the 2:29 Canadian A standard (no Canadian woman has in the last 5 years). She has the top ranking for 2013 and her time would have been 3rd Canadian woman in 2012….at the age of 41. (photo courtesy photorun.net)
The CMA AOTM is selected by the Provincial Masters Reps.